Heads up, bookworms: the Google Play Books app for Android has received a noteworthy update.
An enhanced version of Google's official e-reader app has started rolling out this week, bringing some nifty new features.
Key among the changes is the capability to upload files directly from a phone or tablet. As some know, this was previously only available for the desktop Play Books experience. It's worth noting, however, that uploading only applies to EPUB and PDF files.
Additionally, the app now lets readers open up any e-book in landscape mode. This is surely welcome news to tablet owners … Read more
Yesterday, Google updated the app with two small but welcome additions: file sorting and a find/replace feature for documents.
Now, when viewing your main file list, you'll see a Sort button in the upper-right corner. Tap it to access the following new options:Last edited by me Last modified Last opened by me Title (the default)
Google Drive also offers a helpful new tool for anyone who relies on the app for document editing: find-and-replace.
When you have a document open, you … Read more
It took a few years, but the Google Sheets spreadsheet app has caught up with its productivity-tool companions, Docs and Slides, with one important feature: it now works with or without a network connection.
Offline support isn't the only change for the online spreadsheet. Google also rewrote the app to make it faster, gave its users the ability to partition private areas off within a shared document, and gave it support for more types of calculations.
Offline support is a key sticking point for Web apps, the sort that Google promotes through its Google Drive effort and Chrome OS … Read more
Given that the popular to-do list app Any.do has a simple, polished design, it's no surprise that the company's new calendar app, Cal, would also be visually stunning. Cal uses Any.do's simple aesthetic, but adds a library of impressive photos to jazzy up your boring calendar.
If you're unfamiliar, Any.Do is a to-do list app for iOS and Android with a clean, polished design and a ton of features. For instance, it knows when you miss a call and asks if you want to follow up and helps you schedule meetings from your … Read more
Given that the popular to-do list app Any.do has an elegant and polished design, it's no surprise that the company's new calendar app, Cal, would also be visually stunning. Cal uses Any.do's simple aesthetic, but adds a library of impressive photos to jazzy up your boring calendar.
If you're unfamiliar, Any.Do is a to-do list app for iOS and Android with a clean, polished design and a ton of features. For instance, it knows when you miss a call and asks if you want to follow up and helps you schedule meetings from … Read more
If you have an e-mail inbox that stretches back years and years, searching for a particular e-mail can be a challenge, particularly when using the iPhone Mail app. Many times, my search query returns dozens or hundreds of results, and I find it difficult to sift through them on the small screen of my iPhone 4S (and I don't see it getting much easier next month when my current Verizon contract expires and I upgrade to an iPhone 5S and its slightly larger screen).
Thankfully, there is a handful of search parameters you can use to limit the number … Read more
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring -- not even a mouse.... When out from your chest there arose such a clatter, you sprang from your bed to see what was the matter. Away to your phone you flew like a flash -- but your doc's office went to voicemail, and you were simply aghast!
Fortunately, in this the 21st century, there are many ways for a person in such a conundrum to proceed -- emergency room visits, search engines, call-a-doc services, etc. (Don't worry, the rhyming has stopped.) Now … Read more
Editors' note: Be sure to catch the other stories in this package: on Samsung's bid to rule the world, on the many pieces of the Samsung Group, on TVs and appliances in a Q&A with co-CEO Boo-keun Yoon, and on how Samsung torture-tests its products.TOKYO -- I'm pretty sure my Tokyo cab driver didn't want to kill me, but if I believed Samsung's S Translate, he might have been thinking just that.
I decided to road-test Samsung's translation app during a recent trip to Japan. I know no Japanese (besides what you … Read more